Today in Arafatistan

Every day in Arafatistan events occur that would properly give rise to accusations of abomination, atrocity, or even genocide if they occurred in Israel. Today, for example, a huge explosion at a Gaza City house killed several individuals. The cause of the explosion has not been reported, though the Irish Examiner breaking news story picked up by one of our Power Line News Middle East news feeds helpfully notes that the house “belonged to a well-known family of Hamas supporters.” (The Jerusalem Post story has more details.) This is not the kind of story that is favored by our (current) leading Middle East feed from World Press Review. The savants at World Press review have somehow missed the story. It is featured, however, by Charles Johnson as an installment in his continuing series of PA “work accident watch” reports.
Another story missing from the current World Press Review news feed is a classic, this one courtesy of the Jerusalem Post: “Muslims ransack Christian village.” This story hits the PA trifecta with an alleged honor killing, a mob attack on Christian residents of Arafatistan in Taiba, and evidence of some relationship between the attack and the Religion of Peace:

“More than 500 Muslim men, chanting Allahu akbar [God is great], attacked us at night,” said a Taiba resident. “They poured kerosene on many buildings and set them on fire. Many of the attackers broke into houses and stole furniture, jewelry and electrical appliances.”
“It was like a war, they arrived in groups, and many of them were holding clubs,” said another resident.

In the words of Bob Dole, where’s the outrage? Where, for that matter, is the attention of anyone but the folks at the Jerusalem Post?
Another story missing from the World Press Review news feed also comes courtesy of the Jerusalem Post: “Gaza unrest may spoil PA plans for calm.” I won’t spoil the story’s suspense, but the savants at the World Press Review will love the premise regarding the beneficent intentions of the authorities in Arafatistan.


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